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Employment Opportunity – IT Technician

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

IT Technician

                   DEPARTMENT: Finance                                                 DIVISION: Information Technology                                    GRADE: H-12 Non-Exempt $36,504 – $52,566

 

Reports directly to the Finance Director.

 

The City of Parkersburg will be interviewing for the position of IT Technician. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to support the City’s IT infrastructure which includes networking, system administration and end-user support. This position is a critical component of the City’s ability to operate efficiently and is responsible for minimizing end-user downtime and maximizing the opportunity for end-user productivity.

 

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for general computer and network hardware and software maintenance, as well as other IT related infrastructure at the direction of the Information Technology Manager.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Serve as primary contact for City-wide IT hardware support including PC and peripheral device issues and end-user training of various software applications.
  • Maintain a comprehensive inventory of all IT infrastructure equipment including PC’s, laptops, printers/scanners/copiers, server equipment, and other IT peripheral equipment.
  • Manage workload via a helpdesk/ticketing system to ensure that all tasks are tracked to
  • Install computer hardware including RAM and hard drive upgrades, peripheral devices, printers, monitors, and general workstation setup.
  • Diagnose and repair computer hardware issues including server, PC, and peripheral
  • Perform regular maintenance including operating system clean-up, file system backup, and other routine
  • Maintain network wiring including installation, termination, and
  • Install and configure software packages and update patches as
  • Train end-users on general computer operations, software programs, and proper usage of network attached devices.
  • Monitor the necessity to replace obsolete hardware per the City’s long-term IT infrastructure
  • Obtain specifications for the new hardware as necessary per the City’s IT infrastructure standards on the departmental and City-wide level.
  • Performs other related duties as

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Associate’s degree in an information technology related field with two years of experience, OR two (2) years’ combination of education, experience and training.

 

Above average experience with Windows domain environment; wide variety of equipment including desktops, laptops, scanners, printers, etc.; Windows operating systems, server operating systems; virtual

 

environments; Microsoft Office suite. Prefer experience working with helpdesk/ticketing software; camera systems (digital cameras, media cards, surveillance, etc.); setting up various cellular devices with email, wireless settings, etc.

 

Must be able to terminate network and other cables as needed and to use related tools (drills, diagnostic equipment, screw drivers, etc.) Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.

 

Must have a valid driver’s license.

 

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS

OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

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Employment Opportunity – Medium Equipment Operator – Streets

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

 

Medium Equipment Operator 

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DEPARTMENT: Public Works                        DIVISON: Streets                      GRADE: H-7A Non-Exempt

                                                                                                                                          $29,286 – $42,172

 

Reports directly to the Street Superintendent.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and work in the upkeep and repair of City streets, alleys, storm sewers, etc.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Transport heavy equipment by truck and trailer.
  • Haul materials (gravel, dirt, etc.) as needed.
  • Performs concrete work (sidewalks, streets, curbs, etc.): removal of old concrete, preparation of site, set forms and lay & finish concrete.
  • Lay pipe (storm water, gas, etc.): removal of old pipe, preparation of site, lay pipe, replace/ finish site.
  • Performs asphalt work (streets, alleys, etc.): removal of old asphalt; preparation of site; lay asphalt (haul, shovel, and rake); run pavement rollers, read and set-up grades.
  • Operate Vacuum truck cleaning storm sewers.
  • Operates snow removal equipment to remove snow from City streets, parks and parking lots, and salts areas as needed. Shovels snow when needed.
  • Operates a variety of equipment, including various forms of trucks, dump trucks, trailers, tractors, trenchers, small backhoe, standard shift vehicles and equipment, chain saws, power tools and hand tools in a safe and effective manner.
  • Performs pre-operation, routine inspection, and preventive maintenance of equipment, checking fluid levels, fuel level, oil level, tire air pressure, motor belts, and general condition of automotive equipment. Refers needed repairs to supervisor.
  • Maintains equipment in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Possession of a high school diploma or GED. Basic experience operating medium to heavy equipment, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License. (Class A)

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position requires extensive walking, lifting, reaching, carrying, stooping, bending, squatting, climbing, balancing, and physical coordination, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, dust, odors, and extreme weather conditions.

 

 

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

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HOME-ARP Public Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME ARP) Program was created under the American
Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This program provides $5 billion to assist individuals or households
who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, by providing housing, rental assistance,
and supportive services. HOME ARP grant funds are administered through HUD’s HOME
Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). Participating Jurisdictions (PJs) that qualified for a
HOME funds allocation for FY 2021, are eligible to receive HOME ARP grants. Because the Parkersburg/Wood County HOME Consortium received HOME funds for the FY 2021 program it is eligible for $1,243,320 in HOME-ARP funding. To receive this HOME-ARP allocation, the consortium must develop a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan that will become part of the City’s PY2021 HUD Annual Action Plan by substantial amendment.

To ensure broad input into the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan from stakeholders and the public, the consortium shall engage in consultation, including a survey of stakeholders, the public, provide a 15-day public comment period, and host two public hearings. A survey for the general public will be available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFm30BXSTgAvzpUw-jeEbNNlOmvAf7FFIkVLAJ3KVPsFUaxA/viewform?usp=sf_link, the City’s website on the blog page, or by using the QR code below.

 

These funds must primarily benefit qualifying populations through the framework of the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. This includes restrictions on eligible activities, match requirements, and limitations on the amount that can be spent on a given activity type. HOME ARP funds carry additional restrictions regarding targeted populations, allowable activities, and consultation requirements.

 

HOME-American Rescue Plan funding is made available to address the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services. Activities are limited to (1) development and support of affordable housing, (2) tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA), (3) provision of supportive services, and (4) acquisition and development of non-congregate shelter units.

ARP activities must primarily benefit qualifying individuals defined as (1) homeless, as defined in section 103(a) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 11302(a)) (“McKinney-Vento”); (2) at risk of homelessness, as defined in section 401 of McKinney-Vento; (3) fleeing, or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; (4) part of other populations where providing supportive services or assistance would prevent a family’s homelessness or would serve those with the greatest risk of housing instability; or (5) veterans and families that include a veteran family member that meet the criteria in one of (1)-(4) above.

The City of Parkersburg will host a public hearing October 11, 2022, to gather input to create the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. The hearing will be at 6 pm in the Executive Conference Room in the City Building at One Government Square, Parkersburg, WV.

Written or oral comments may be addressed to Mr. Drew Thomas, Development Projects Administrator, City of Parkersburg, One Government Square, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Phone (304) 424-8452, email andrew.thomas@parkersburgwv.gov.  Persons with hearing and/or speech impediments may contact the City via 711.

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Employment Opportunity Medium Equipment Operator – Sanitation

POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

 

Medium Equipment Operator

DEPARTMENT: Public Works              DIVISION: Sanitation      GRADE: H-7            Non-Exempt   $28,184 -$40,584

 

 

Reports directly to the Foreman or Supervisor.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Operates a solid waste collection vehicle, in a safe and efficient manner, to collect refuse and recycling throughout the City.  Sorts and packages recycling.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  • Operates solid waste collection truck with recyclable materials on assigned routes, in a safe and effective manner, collecting refuse and recycling.
  • Picks up, carries and empties trash cans; carries and tosses waste bags; picks up debris and litter.
  • Operates mechanisms for loading and dumping refuse.
  • Collects and empties recycle bins.
  • Sorts and packages recycled materials for sale.
  • Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Maintains equipment in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Performs minor maintenance and repair work on equipment as an aid to operations.
  • Performs general laborer duties as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Basic experience operating medium to heavy equipment, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License (Class B).

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

This position requires extensive walking, lifting, reaching, carrying, stooping, bending, squatting, climbing, balancing, and physical coordination, While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, dust, odors and extreme weather conditions

 

THE CITY OF PARKERSBURG IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, MILITARY VETERAN STATUS, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

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2022 Pool Season Concludes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As the 2022 season comes to a close, The City of Parkersburg is pleased to announce over 25,000 visitors enjoyed both City Park and Southwood Park pools. Highlighting recent substantial investments at City Park coupled with planned improvements at Southwood Park will keep the City of Parkersburg in a competitive position to offer first-rate pool recreation to our citizens and visitors alike.

Once again, the City of Parkersburg offered the Schools to Pools program for the 2022 season. The Schools to Pools program provides a free pool pass to kindergarten through 5th-grade students residing within the City of Parkersburg and belonging to a household with a qualifying income. This season, 259 students received passes through the Schools to Pools program.

“This program has been a very well received and impactful for youth in Parkersburg for several years, it affords young people, the opportunity to play and recreate in a safe environment regardless of means.” -Tom Joyce Mayor Parkersburg WV  

In addition to the regular attendees, the local Red Cross has provided free swimming lessons to hundreds of youth who would otherwise have to pay for such an opportunity.  The  Wood County Recreation Commission Summer Adventure program had the opportunity to bring its summer participants to the City Park and enjoy the pool and splash pad.

“Our pools are for the community, and I am pleased to see such active engagement and participation from so many taking advantage of the facilities.”-Tom Joyce Mayor Parkersburg WV

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City Park Swimming Pool

The main swimming pool at the city park will close for the season effective immediately.

The City Park Splash Pad will remain operational as scheduled on Friday and Saturday, August 27th & 28th and again, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, September 3’•, 4th & 5th

Public Works Director Everett Shears and Parks Supervisor Buck Mccroskey notified Mayor Tom Joyce this afternoon that the main pump which circulates water for the swimming pool failed and cannot be repaired in a time frame commensurate with safe operations for the last few days scheduled for the 2022 season.

“The Splash Pad operates on a separate and independent circulation and purification system than does the main pool.” –Everett Shears

“After conferring with Buck and the other Certified Poof Operators on staff and touching base with the Parkersburg YMCA who operates and staffs the pools, we determined early closure our only option, but all agreed that the splash Pad could safely remain open for use during these fast few days of the season.”

Shears

Adults will be admitted free to the City Park Splash Pad with children’s rates being the same for these remaining days.

Southwood Pool will be open as normal during the remainder of the season which is also weekends only as previously communicated.

Everett has already arranged to have the main pump removed and sent out for a focal independent review for repair and rebuild, the current pump was installed in 2015, three years prior to the splash pod build and pool remodel completed a few years ago. ff the pump cannot be adequately repaired, we will make arrangements to replace the pump for next season. -Tom Joyce

2022 was another successful year for the City of Parkersburg Pools with total City Park attendance of 16,815 to date and Southwood Attendance of 7729.

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